I've been curious how a "nice" or "fancy" camera (my word for an SLR since I don't really know anything about photography) would compare with our little point-and-shoot. Now that I've received my Rebel for my birthday, here's the verdict:
(Canon Powershot on the left, Canon Rebel XS on the right.)
Crisper edges, clearer focus, brighter colors. I'm so excited!